Every Cleveland Browns player that will be a free agent in 2021

Nov 22, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) and safety Sheldrick Redwine (29) celebrate after Vernon sacked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (not pictured) for a safety during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) and safety Sheldrick Redwine (29) celebrate after Vernon sacked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (not pictured) for a safety during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /
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Porter Gustin, EDGE

The former five star recruit out of USC and an undrafted free agent in 2019 has been a great addition for the Cleveland Browns. I enjoy watching Porter Gustin play and think that he should definitely be on the Browns in 2021. Gustin will likely have a cheap extension, and he is really just learning how to be a good defensive end.

He showed great improvement just from 2019 to 2020, and saw his snap count increase from year one to year two. Entering year three, he could emerge as a pretty solid backup for the Cleveland Browns. A cheap, solid backup at defensive end is just what the Browns need, especially if they are going to be paying Myles and Olivier significant amounts of money.

Michael Dunn, OG

Michael Dunn has been bouncing around the NFL for a while now, and 2020 has led him to Cleveland. He had yet to play a snap in a regular-season game before coming to Cleveland and still has yet to take a snap on an offensive play. As a backup offensive lineman, his only special teams’ snaps have come on field-goal tries, the worst play in football for an offensive lineman.

Dunn is a former AAF and XFL player who played well in those opportunities, and could be a guy the Browns bring into camp in 2021 to compete for a backup role, although it seems like the role of backup interior offensive lineman is going to still be Nick Harris’ role in 2021.

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Jovante Moffatt, S

The former undrafted free agent in 2020 has been primarily a special teams player for the Cleveland Browns. Jovante Moffatt took one defensive snap against the Bengals in Week 7, but other than that, all of his snaps have been on special teams. He has played a few snaps on special teams, so that bodes well for his chance of getting another contract to compete during the 2021 training camp.

I expect to see Moffatt back on the Browns in 2021 during training camp, and he could possibly make the roster, or more likely the practice squad again for the season. The back end of the Cleveland roster for 2021 will be made of predominantly special teams players, and Moffatt has had the opportunity to show the coaches he can play special teams this past season.

George Obinna

George Obinna was one of my favorite undrafted free agents that the Browns picked up in 2020. The defensive end out of Sacramento State seemed to have good promise for Cleveland before he was put on injured reserve, where he has been all season. It seems very likely that he will get an opportunity to compete in 2021 during training camp.

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He has the potential to end up on a 53 man roster in the league someday, I just hope it’s with Cleveland.